The Mexican ambassador to the United States, Martha Barcena, who is a few days away from leaving the diplomatic representation, said it was wrong to assert that President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s administration initiatives in energy matters mean a policy against private investment.
In a conversation with the Wilson Center, he noted that after many decades of a completely closed energy sector, reforms implemented in the recent past have had positive elements, but some are not much, and that is what the current federal government is trying to correct.
He also agreed that Lopez Obrador had a relationship of respect and understanding with Donald Trump, and that the same would happen with the new president of the White House, because they both have many common issues and Joe Biden is one of the new presidents of the United States. Little he knows best. For Mexico.
In his dialogue with Daniel Rund, Vice President of the Center – one of the most important platforms for analyzing foreign policy in the United States – Parsena relied on common points for resolving disagreements in energy matters, because the government is interested in the ability of Petróleos Mexicanos and the Federal Electricity Commission to develop the country.
“We have to better explain President Lopez Obrador’s administration’s view (on energy matters), because the government in other areas is completely open to private investment. The debates and disagreements that exist on the topic of energy should not be confused with the general attitude of the government towards the private sector,” Parsena said. We are open, despite the fact that we have different perceptions in the energy sector. “